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When Things Fall Apart: Surviving the Loss of My Husband with Rebecca King
Episode 15825th November 2022 • The Rural Woman Podcast • Katelyn Duban
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On this week's episode of The Rural Woman Podcast™, you'll meet Rebecca King.

In 1997, at a very young age, Rebecca married her high school sweetheart and joined him in taking over his family's generational farm. They jumped in with both feet, determined to succeed and didn't look back.

By April 2006, they had completed their family of three precious daughters.

In January 2013, the family farm became Royal Acres Inc. Along with her husband and three daughters, they were well oiled machines determined and thriving on their 2000-acre farm

Fast forward to Father's Day, 2015. The day before was spent helping her husband fix the flighting on the grain auger in the morning and in the afternoon picking out a tie for him to wear to a friend's wedding for that evening...A few days later...she was picking out a tie for her dear husband to wear for his funeral. He, 42, and her oldest daughter, 16, were hit head-on by a mentally unstable driver in a vehicle accident that claimed her husband's life instantly and sent her daughter by STARS to intensive care at the University Hospital in Edmonton.

For days after, she struggled to comprehend. So unbelievable; they say it can happen to anyone, she never believed it, but she is living proof it really can.

Now, 7 years later, the family is still thriving, still grieving, and with one foot in front of the other every day, she is transitioning, preserving and maintaining what she can on Royal Acres.

For full show notes, including links mentioned in the show, head over to wildrosefarmer.com/158

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